H.Res. 1545 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) on July 20, 2010.
H.Res. 1545 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
- “Supports the designation of “National Postdoc Appreciation Week”;
- “Recognizes the accomplishments and contributions postdocs make to relevant departments, institutions, fields, and communities around the United States and the world;
- “Recognizes the career development and other professional needs of postdocs in every field of study;
- “Encourages the improvement of training and career opportunities in various research fields at all levels of training and stages of all research careers.”